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Fed ends seven-year era of zero interest rates

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 | Tag Cloud

The Eccles Building in Washington, D.C., which serves as the Federal Reserve System's headquarters.

(Worthy News) - Seven years to the day after lowering interest rates to zero, the Federal Reserve on Wednesday took the first step away from the unprecedented emergency monetary measures it began during the recession.

The U.S. central bank announced it would raise its target for short-term interest rates a quarter-point from zero. Now, it will aim to keep rates between 0.25 percent and 0.50 percent.

The Fed said in a statement that it would base further increases on the strength of the economy and that it expected "only gradual increases" in its target rate. Projections released alongside the statement indicated that officials see it rising to 1.4 percent by the end of next year. [ Source ]

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